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Pietro Buttolo, Stuart C Salter, Cornel Lewis Gardner, Thomas Lee Goodson, James Stewart Rankin: Proximity switch assembly and method having adaptive time delay. Ford Global Technologies, Vichit Chea, Price Heneveld, June 23, 2015: US09065447 (157 worldwide citation)

A proximity switch assembly and method for detecting activation of the proximity switch assembly is provided. The assembly includes a plurality of proximity switches each providing a sense activation field and control circuitry processing the activation field of each proximity switch to sense activa ...


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Yun Shin Lee: Two stage serviceable safety clip. Ford Global Technologies, Vichit Chea, Price Heneveld, March 25, 2014: US08677573 (39 worldwide citation)

A serviceable safety clip for retaining an automotive trim panel to an inner panel. The serviceable safety clip includes a pin secured to the trim panel, wherein the pin includes a plurality of blades that each include a low retention detent and a high retention detent. The serviceable safety clip a ...


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Kendrick Alden Harper, Mark Damien Jessup, Jerry R Brown: Seat cushion extension mechanism. Ford Global Technologies, Vichit Chea, Price Heneveld, April 2, 2013: US08408646 (34 worldwide citation)

A seat assembly having a seat base. A seat pan is operably connected to the seat base. A rod extends across the seat base into elongated slots in the seat pan. An engagement member is operable between a first position out of contact with the rod and a second position in contact with the rod. A motor ...


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John W Jaranson, Marcos S Kondrad: Ultra-thin seat carrier. Ford Global Technologies, Vichit Chea, Price Heneveld, November 26, 2013: US08590978 (34 worldwide citation)

A seating assembly having a seat and a seat back. A frame assembly is disposed in each of the seat and the seat back. A carrier assembly is operably coupled with the seat and the seat back. The carrier assembly includes a plurality of elongate support tabs proximate the seat. A plurality of aperture ...


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Stuart C Salter, Denis Patrick Igoe, Jeffrey Singer, Cornel Lewis Gardner: Light bar proximity switch. Ford Global Technologies, Vichit Chea, Price Heneveld, June 4, 2013: US08454181 (33 worldwide citation)

A light bar proximity switch is provided that includes a light pipe having a first surface and a second surface, wherein the first and second surface define an area. The light bar proximity sensor further includes an at least partially reflective surface adjacent the second surface, at least one cir ...


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Johnathan Andrew Line, Daniel Ferretti, John W Jaranson, Grant A Compton, Kendrick Alden Harper: Upper seatback pivot system. Ford Global Technologies, Vichit Chea, Price Heneveld, September 8, 2015: US09126508 (28 worldwide citation)

A vehicle seating assembly includes first and second side supports defining a seatback structure that is operable between upright and reclined positions. A motorized actuation assembly is disposed between the first and second side supports and is operably coupled to a pivot bar that is rotatably cou ...


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Johnathan Andrew Line, Daniel Ferretti, John W Jaranson, Grant A Compton, Kendrick Alden Harper: Vehicle seatback with side airbag deployment. Ford Global Technologies, Vichit Chea, Price Heneveld, May 20, 2014: US08727374 (24 worldwide citation)

A vehicle seatback assembly includes a seatback side support that has a frame member that extends. A suspension component extends forward from the side support to define a peripheral gap. An airbag module is operably coupled to the frame member. A first trim piece conceals a rear area of the frame m ...


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Johnathan Andrew Line, Marcos S Kondrad, Benjamin Yilma, Lisa Koth, Beatriz Esthela Padilla: Side airbag assembly for a vehicle seat. Ford Global Technologies, Vichit Chea, Price Heneveld, December 9, 2014: US08905431 (22 worldwide citation)

A vehicle seat includes a seatback having a support structure with a rigid frame member that extends within a side of the support structure. A side airbag assembly includes an airbag coupled with the frame member. First and second trim pieces engaged along a seam to conceal the airbag. A flange prot ...


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Johnathan Andrew Line, John W Jaranson, Christopher J Kiehler, David Marshman, Kendrick Alden Harper: Modular front seat back panel. Ford Global Technologies, Vichit Chea, Price Heneveld, July 2, 2013: US08474917 (22 worldwide citation)

A seat assembly having a seat and a seat back that is pivotally connected to the seat. A back cover is disposed on a rear portion of the seat back. The back cover includes an interior side and an exterior side. The interior side includes a plurality of laterally-extending ribs aligned with a plurali ...


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Francis Raymond Gillis, Steven Mousigian, Martin Drumb, Stephen Jacobsen: Sliding door for a storage bin in a vehicle center floor console. Ford Global Technologies, Vichit Chea, December 1, 2015: US09199579 (21 worldwide citation)

A motor vehicle console includes a housing having a pair of side panels that define a storage bin having an opening and an upper panel that extends between the pair of side panels adjacent to the storage bin opening. A rigid door is supported on the housing for movement between a closed position tha ...